Sunday, July 12, 2009

The Crossroads District

Word on the street is about the new life being pumped back into the the Crossroads district of downtown Kansas City. Disheveled buildings have turned into hip art galleries, while run-down businesses have morphed into trendy restaurants.

So yesterday, Me & Hubs and Darby & Chey decided to take a drive to the Crossroads district to check out a restaurant called Grinders and boy howdy, we weren't disappointed! Known for their pizza's, philly cheese steaks, calzones and more, we had some great fun checking it out the menu and filling our bellies.

The restaurant was packed - with folks coming in the front door quicker than any were leaving, so there was standing room only for most customers until a booth or table would be vacated and cleared off for the next hungry soul.

The Crossroads KC @ Grinders features a very diverse array of musical groups, from rock to reggae and bluegrass to hip hop too! They have a complete lineup of great talent with some groups that we'd love to make plans and check out.

After our meal, we were heading back to the car when my eyes spotted something quite intriguing ....

As we entered this magical place of great creativity - the proprietor explained that he was getting ready for a big private show that night but we were welcome to wander around and take in the sights of some wonderful talent on display.... so that is exactly what we did!

But the most interesting piece to capture our attention was a horse made from all sorts of metal - old discarded metal train and other toys, license plates, soda pop cans and more. The closer you gazed on this unusual piece of art, the more was revealed to your eyes. It was such a magnificent piece and when I saw the price tag of $13,000 - I knew my pics were as close as I would get to having it in my home! :)

After getting our fill of culture, it was back on the street and heading for the car.... and you know Cheyenne couldn't resist a quick peek to see if it was a he unicorn or a she unicorn ♥


~GoldieLoo Woodworks~ said...

That looks like my kinda day. I really need to check out KC. I have not been these since I was a kid.
That horse is so neat.Cheyenne is a doll.~~Pam

Tina said...

Makes me wanna travel to KC!!

Cookie said...

C'mon girls... you are MORE than welcome and I have plenty of room !

Dogpatch Primitives said...

sure sounds like fun visiting the old/new town! What more could you ask for, the art is fabulous...and the pizza looks good too! Do they serve Grinders at Grinders??

Briar Rabbit Primitives said...

I'm going with you guys next time! Looks like tons of fun & good food & company too! Soooo...was it a "He" or a "She'??? Hugs, Starla :)

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

I'm diggin' that shiny outdoor rockin' horse!! Cool!